The Common Good

Links of Awesomeness: August 1, 2012

Here’s to re-purposing: A fully functioning skeeball machine built entirely out of K’Nex, and a walkable labyrinth built out of 25,000 books.

P is for Pixar is the newest movie-themed alphabet poster hitting the internet. See if you can recall your favorite characters in this loveable diagram. [Laughing Squid]

Today is “Trade Deadline Day” in Major League Baseball, and some crafty music lovers are having a field day imagining what the indie rock scene would look like if it had a “trade deadline” of its own. [Paste Magazine]

I stumbled upon this inspiring video today, where a 14-year-old kid interviews John Lennon in a hotel room in Toronto. While Lennon says some insightful things, and the accompanying animation is pretty mesmerizing, the nerve of this aspiring journalist is what struck me. His persistence landed him some valuable tape of the legendary songwriter in an extremely personal setting. Take a look at the story below, in I Met the Walrus. [via Vimeo]


Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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